Irish music super-groups,”RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.
Shannon Lambert-Ryan – Vocals, bodhrán, step-dancing
Fionán de Barra – Guitar, vocals
Cheryl Prashker – Percussion, vocals
Jake James – Fiddle
Tom Fitzgerald – Fiddle, Mandolin
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvxR43hcWQ
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ8QlFSaZZ0
In honor of Irish traditional music, On The Lash creates timeless sounds through original voices. With new takes on classic songs and original constructions of established standards, OTL aims to explore the inherent energy and versatility of the genre. Getting their start playing in the nationally recognized folk band The Founding, this compact ensemble delivers a high caliber performance worthy of the big stage. During their time in The Founding these musicians have traveled coast to coast, performing at the Yachats Celtic Festival in Oregon, the Austin Celtic Festival, the Boston Irish Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival, and many more. Now, within On The Lash’s first year on stage, they will be making appearances across the mid-west and beyond at venues in MI, IN, PA, DE, MD, and VA. Their recorded works include The Founding’s award winning album Form. (2017), as well OTL’s new single Dog in the Distance (2022).
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs! Charlie is joined by fantastic Baltimore
fiddler Tad Marks, who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-name groups and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdLL_seDvSk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJW2bmwgTU
Website - https://www.charliezahm.com/press.html
Featuring award winning instrumentalists and dancers, the Celtic Martins from south-eastern Pennsylvania have been entertaining audiences for over a decade and a half with their high- energy, fiddle driven Celtic music and Irish dance. Their creative upbeat arrangements based on original and centuries-old traditional Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, French Canadian, and Americana tunes, are joyful and infectious, leaving listeners with both a sense of satisfaction and a desire for more. Their shows also feature Irish step dancing by the Martin sisters, always a crowd favorite.
The Celtic Martins is truly a family band. The six Martin siblings each began their musical career with the fiddle around the tender age of 5, branching out over time to other instruments, including Irish whistles, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, cello, drums, percussion, and vocals. They are joined by their parents on guitar and bass. The Celtic Martins have been performing since 2004 and have quickly become a musical sensation, appearing nationwide at various festivals, theaters and other venues such as the Bethlehem Music Fest, Smoky Mountain Highland Games, the Kutztown Folk Festival, Bitterroot Valley Highland Games, and more.
The Celtic Martins are;
Emily Roeder-fiddle, bagpipes, Irish dance
Melissa Martin-fiddle, Irish whistles, accordion, Irish dance
Brian Martin-drums, guitar, percussion
Christy Martin-fiddle, cello, bagpipes, Irish dance
Alex Martin-drums, fiddle
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ct_Zx41QCI
Website - http://www.celticmartins.com/
With over 600 performances in the US and Canada Across the Pond has entertained audiences of all ages at concert halls, festival stages, weddings, municipal summer concerts, parties and pubs from North Carolina to Montreal, QC.
They play and sing both traditional and contemporary Celtic folk music from Ireland and Scotland, with occasional American Mountain Music. From the Burren, to the Highlands, to Appalachia, they find the best songs and tunes, then have their way with them.
Band members are Mike Morrison on Guitar & mandolin, Dan Diviney on bodhran and whistles; Molly Shortridge on flutes, whistles and piccolo, and Charles Kadyk on fiddle and viola.
Across the Pond was been named in the Top 20 Celtic Folk Bands World-wide by Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast; was named Co-winners of the Texas Scots Talent Competition 2015; 'I Know My Love' from “Kid on the Mountain” CD was voted 'Best of Contemporary' for 2015 and inducted into the Celtic Radio Hall of Fame, their Arran Boat set nominated was that same year as Best Traditional; and, “Kid on the Mountain” CD was entered into the Irish Traditional Music Archives in Dublin, Ireland. Their second CD, Little Beggarman, was released just prior to the pandemic and has been very well received.
They’ve performed in Manhattan for English Playwright Jez Butterworth and the cast of the Broadway show ‘The Ferryman’; for NY Times Best Selling Author Nora Roberts for the re-release of her Irish Trilogy; and were recently hired by the Canadian Government to produce a video for the Canadian Forces stationed around the world and aired on St. Patrick’s Day, 2021.
Across the Pond - Where tradition meets innovation!
Website - www.acrossthepondmusic.com
One Street Over is Doug Enders, Katie Enders, Nicholas Robb, and Tony Rodriguez, a four-piece, traditional Irish band from Winchester, Virginia, that combines the sounds of the flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, cello, banjo, and bodhran into haunting and foot-tapping melodies.
The 2021 release of their first album "Beyond The Gate" brings together the traditional sounds of the Emerald Isle along with One Street Over unique instrumentation. Over the years, the band has performed regularly not only at Nana’s Irish Pub, private parties, and The Barns of Rose Hill, but at such events as Valley Health’s annual European Festival, Winchester City’s Celtic Festival, and the Appaloosa Festival.
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spzch8LS4Vo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCbmOuZQ3Po
Website - https://www.onestreetoverofficial.com/
Featuring members from three of Central PA’s finest Celtic music groups (The Celtic Martins, Irish Blessing, and Seasons), Cas Ceol is truly a musical collaboration to be reckoned with!
The members of Cas Ceol are friends with a shared love of Irish music. Melissa Hagy of The Celtic Martins plays fiddle; Mary-Kate Spring Lee of Seasons is a champion harp player; and Cushla Srour of Irish Blessing is a wonderful flute and whistle player. Together they put their own unique stamp on this beautiful collection of tunes.
Their repertoire features both beloved tunes and those less well known (but no less gorgeous) on fiddle, whistles, piano, harp and concertina.
Website - www.casceol.com
Based out of the Lehigh Valley, Fig for a Kiss is an acoustic, Irish folk band with a unique blend of Celtic and contemporary influences.
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmupkbaGiM&t=27s
Website - https://www.figforakissband.com/
More information coming soon.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/people/Craggy-Island/100032868500387/
The Regimental Pipes & Drums is a living history WWII era pipe and drum band inspired by the Black Watch of the 51st Highland Division in which they reenact piping and drumming victory parades of the North African and European Theaters. The band specializes in the piping, drumming styles and dress of this time period. They always seek to share and preserve this key history of the Second World War with all who are interested.
Poor Man's Gambit
Mary-Kate & Mary-Grace (duo)
Ceol Anam Cara
Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society
Coyle School of Irish Dance
Carraig School of Irish Dance
Ted and Susie's Pickin' & Grinnin' Children's Show
Emily Warren (Dance Instruction)
Shane Farrell/Ciarán Quinn duo